Gregoria Carafa (1615-1690) was a nobleman from the House of Carafa and the 62nd Prince and Grand Master of the Order of Saint John from 1680 to his death in 1690.
Carafa was born in Calabria, Italy to Girolamo, Prince of Roccella and Diana Vittori, the niece of Pope Paul V. His brother was the Cardinal Carlo Carafa della Spina.
In 1656 he commanded the seven Maltese galleys at the Battle of the Dardanelles. In this battle, the joint Venetian-Maltese fleet was victorious, and as a reward, Malta received 11 captured Ottoman ships. This battle was the heaviest naval defeat for the Ottomans since the Battle of Lepanto.
After the victorious battle he was welcomed in Malta as a hero. Subsequently he reclaimed the wetlands at Bormla (Cospicua) and strengthened the Order’s fleet.
Opened in December 2016 with young owners that simply love what they´re doing. Cooking and serving at the best rate; you won´t find anything in the country like this. Not to be missed their ravioli all´aragosta but it´s just part of an unforgettable experience. We will come back.
We’ve been at Di Carafa for the first time for dinner on Saturday night. The place is lovely, ideal for romantic dinners or for anyone looking to dine in a relaxed and quiet restaurant. The food we ordered was delicious and abundant; the owner very polite and professional. We will definitely be going back as it was definitely a great dining experience!
My wife fell across this restaurant before I arrived in Valletta and said she fancied it so we went on one first night. I went today and it was fantastic and good value for the quality of the food. My wife had grilled squid and said it was the best she had ever had. The pork was also excellent. Also, the wines were interesting and fairly priced. All in all a great experience.